News

Come and visit before we shut for winter!

We currently have a spooky atmosphere in the mill. Lots of spiders in big cobwebs have suddenly appeared! Oh my!

And why have we suddenly got bats roosting in our timbers! Arrgh!

From 4th November, in line with the changing of the seasons and darker days, the mill will be closing its doors to the…

Today we greeted our 1000th visitor!

Today, we were really pleased to greet our 1000th visitor! Rita came with her husband and grandchildren and was taken by surprise when we announced her special welcome to the mill. She received a brand new guidebook from us as well as annual membership which entitles her and her husband to more visits to…

Eskdale Mill is officially now open to the public!

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New team members needed

We’re looking for new volunteers to support our visitor services at the mill. Can you help us?

No previous skills required as all training will be given.

All that’s needed is enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and a desire to develop new skills. You’ll spend quality days in a…

The waterwheels start turning again at the mill

The restoration work at Eskdale Mill is reaching its conclusion with the appointment of a new Mill Manager in the run up to re-opening the mill to the public this summer, thanks to funding raised by National Lottery players. Kate Hughes took up the post at the beginning of May and moved into the cottage…

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust Membership

Would you like to become a member of Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust?

Individual membership is just £12.50 a year! By becoming a member you will receive the trust’s newsletter and advance notice of special events and activities.

Crucially for the trust, by becoming a member you will be supporting the long term future of…

2019 AGM

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust invite you to attend their 2019 AGM which will be held on Saturday 27th of April at The Bower House Inn, Eskdale, Holbrook, CA19 1TD, 7pm.

There will be light refreshments and a chance to meet trustees, volunteers and our newly appointed mill manager Kate Hughes, who will formally take…

Mill Machinery Update

The millwrights have been working hard on and off-site to get our mill machinery back in good working order – including our two waterwheels! To find out more please take a look at the latest progress report from our adviser Stuart Hobbs Mill Machinery Progress Report – December 2018

Building Work Update

The building work has been progressing well over the winter, thanks to relatively good weather and the hard work of our building contractor and project team. To find out more take a look at the latest progress report from our project architects: Building Conservation Progress Report – December 2018

Eskdale Mill’s connection with JMW Turner lost

Until recently we believed that a 1798 colour-washed drawing by JMW Turner showed the mill, a copy of another artist’s work. Since the 1798 drawing was auctioned at Christies in 2006 under the title ‘Boot Mill in Eskdale on Whillan Beck, Lake District’, it has appeared, amongst other places, in the successful bid to UNESCO…